Archive for the 'animals are beautiful people' Category

15
Aug
10

extinct animals

rare photographs of extinct animals

I love this kind of thing. The question of extinction, particularly human-caused extinction, and the extent to which we should stride to prevent it, is very interesting to me. How much do we miss the Tasmanian Tiger?

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09
Aug
10

eyes in the night

via reddit

08
Aug
10

Hermanos Inglesos feat. MeMe – “Wanderland”

via dangerous minds

I enjoyed this video, which I wouldn’t say is NSFW but probably will get you some pretty weird looks from anyone watching over your shoulder.

This video is by the same director…. I remember seeing it on boing boing (I think) a while back.  Aaaaand this one is probably NSFW.

05
Aug
10

nice reporting, bbc

“Morgana1333
21 hours ago

Monos borrachos!!! xD jajajajaja”

05
Sep
09

this dude

coyote

I saw this dude just strutting down the street by the reservoir. A dog on my side of the street started barking at him, but the dude payed no mind. He was basically unflappable.

02
Sep
09

simians of discerning taste

cotton top tamarins
Monkeys get a groove on, but only to monkey music

This article is pretty interesting for a couple reasons- it examines the reactions of different species to music. Ultimately, the scientists involved seem to have determined that human music doesn’t have the sonic cues to be meaningful to monkeys (in this case, Cotton Top Tamarins). You can listen to some of the music that the scientists made for the monkeys, which is pretty awesome. But also awesome is this detail:

“Monkeys interpret rising and falling tones differently than humans. Oddly, their only response to several samples of human music was a calming response to the heavy-metal band Metallica.”

Fuck yeah! Metallica, good for torturing terrorists and calming monkeys.

19
Aug
09

hybrids are awesome

coywolf
“meet the coywolf”
…but is “coywolf” really the best name we can come up with for this? I’d like coyolf better, or woyote. “Eastern coyotes”, mentioned in the article, isn’t a bad name. But what about, say, “ultra coyotes”, or “mini wolves”?




A MAN AGAINST INSANITY by Paul de Kruif.
The story of a doctor who conquered his own insanity and now shows others the way back, by the author of Microbe Hunters.
"An old master Paul de Kruif surely is. His latest book has pace, it has style, it has a sharply drawn hero, and, most important, it tells one of the great stories of our times." -Washington Post and Times Herald.

I found that in the back of a copy of Nova Express by William S. Burroughs.

My name is Alex and I live in LA the Bay Area.

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